My daughter has long, straight, thick, soft hair that tangles easily. Until recently, brushing her hair was a painful experience for us both. She saw a commercial for the knot genie, and asked if we could try it. Since the first time we used it, brushing her hair has finally been a breeze! The brush glides through her hair easily because of the amount and various lengths of the bristles. Its shape makes it easy for my daughter to hold so that she can brush her own hair. There is no more screaming in my house… at least not from hair brushing!